SARC News

SARC Volunteers Maintain Major Water Pipeline in Mzyreeb, Dara’a


In cooperation with Water Institution in Dara’a governorate, SARC water and sanitation team maintained the major water pipeline that runs between Al-Yadoudah, which is hotspot, and Dara’a city. The pipeline was severely damaged due to the stressed situations prevailed in the area. However, SARC’s volunteers along with Water Institution staff managed to repair it and put water back to about 117.000 residents in Al-Yadoudah, Khrabet Al-Shahem, Aldahia and all over Dara’a Al-Bald.


Danish Red Cross paid a visit to Syrian Arab Red Crescent


A delegation from the Danish Red Cross (DRC) paid a briefing visit to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent organization (SARC) on 22- 29 Aug 2015. The visit aimed to have the delegation briefed on the cooperation process between DRC and SARC in fields of relief, health and psycho-social support, and the ability of more collaboration with SARC as it is the only effective and efficient working organization all over the country. The delegation, who consists of Mr. Jacob Harbo, Head of the International Support and Mr. Niels Juel, Humanitarian Advisor, met with Dr. Abdulrahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab… Read More »


Swedish Red Cross Visit to Syrian Arab Red Crescent


Swedish Red Cross delegation visited Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) on 18-20 Aug 2015. Dr. Abdulrahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) welcomed the delegation at SARC headquarter where they discussed all means of cooperation between the two organization. He also stressed that it is necessary for the delegation to get and deliver a realistic overview to the situation, needs and exerted efforts. The delegation toured around SARC-Al-zahera Center, Al-Dwellah Medical & consultation Center and SARC- Rural Damascus branch.  


On the World Humanitarian Day Dr. Attar: “Being committed to neutrality and independency mark us as trustworthy and allow us to reach most of the Syrian territories”.


On the occasion of the World Humanitarian Day, Aug 19th, 2015, and in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, the Office for the Coordination of the Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) organized an activity in Damascus Opera House. Dr. Abdulrahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and Mr. Yacoub El Hillo, UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator in Syria, attended the activity and had participation in an open debate there. During the debate, Dr. Attar noted that commemorating the World Humanitarian day is highly important for Syria’s people suffering to be heard all over the world and to shed light… Read More »


SARC & WHO signed a Mutual Cooperation Agreement


In accordance to the mutual cooperation framework between Syrian Arab Red Crescent and World Health Organization, a mutual cooperation agreement was signed in sectors of primary, secondary and tertiary health care. The agreement was signed by both, Dr. Abdulrahman Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and Ms. Elizabeth Hoff, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Syria. Dr. Attar praised the huge efforts exerted by the two organizations that support SARC to carry out its humanitarian missions. He also highly appreciated the collaborative work between SARC and WHO. It is worth to mention that this agreement is to… Read More »


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